Shanghai Jewish Chronicle (Shanghai, China : 1939-1945)
Summary: The Shanghai Jewish Chronicle was one of many German-language periodicals published for Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai in an effort to escape National Socialism. Before World War I, the Jewish population in Shanghai was estimated to be 700; by 1945, the population increased to 25,000 as Jews sought refuge from persecution in Europe (this statistic includes Russian Jews who fled after the 1917 revolution). After failing to obtain visas to other countries, many Jews immigrated to Shanghai because they could enter its free port without visas. Most Jewish refugees left after the end of World War II. The Shanghai Jewish Chronicle reported on current events and opinions, with special attention to the news relevant to the German and Austrian Jewish community in Shanghai. (Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2007) Editor: Ossi Lewin
Dates of Publication: Jahrgang 1, Nr. 1 (5. Mai 1939)-[Jg. 7] (Oktober 1945).
Digitized Holdings: 1. Jahrgang, No. 19 (22. Juni 1939)-7. Jahrgang (29. Jul 1945) (INCOMPLETE HOLDINGS) *Many pages missing or out of order. Holdings described in EAD to reflect exact ranges and gaps*